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is the in recess for their weekly party caucuses. they will return at 2:15 for more work on then line sales tax bill. a motion to proceed on the bill could come tomorrow unless an agreement is reached today. learn more about your senators with c-span's 2013 congressional direct at this. it is available to order online. a handy guide to the current congress. has information about each member of the hoist and senate. it includes contact information, district maps and committee asassignments. the directory is 12.95 plus shipping and handling and order online. a short time ago we spoke with a capitol hill reporter with the latest on the legislation the senate is debating today on the internet sales tax. gautham nagesh from roll call on capitol hill. what is the purpose of this internet sales bill? >> it would require states online retailers, charge sales tax and collect and remit them when consumers make a purchase online. that includes retailers not within their own state. >> who are some of the bill's supporters and why do some of them say it will level the playing field for retailers? >> well, t
sales tax. and a little boy in the jaws of an 8-foot alligator. >> trying to bite my arm off. >> hitting him in the head really wasn't doing anything. it was like hitting a bring wall. >> tonight, his father reveals the trick that saved his son's life. my mom and dated having the nightmares. i'm sleeping good. >> you will meet him. but first from fox this tuesday night. american investigators traveled to russia today to question the parents of the accused boston marathon bombers. that's what an official at the u.s. embassy is telling the associated press. the official says the russian government is cooperating with the fbi and helped arrange this interview. of course, as we have been reporting here, fox news has learned the russians asked the fbi to investigate the older brother two years ago. he is the one who died in the shootout with police. the fbi reports it did not find any terrorism activity at the time. a year later, officials tell us the same brothers spent six months in russia. but we're getting conflicting reports about what the feds knew about that trip. tonight, one lawmaker
. nasdaq up 26. if you are a lot of people online shopping break you get on sales tax. it can add up. washington wants a piece of the action. chief washington correspondent james rosen on the online money grab. >> the motion is agreed to. >> ecommerce may soon get a reboot after the senate voted 74 to 20 on monday to advance the marketplace fairness act. a measure that would require online retailers who do more than a million dollars a year in out-of-state business to collect the applicable sales taxes for each state in which their online buyers reside. proponents say this will level the playing field for bring and mortar stores whose owners have grown accustomed to seeing customers browse the showroom only to dash off to a computer or hand held device. >> that's not fair. that's discriminating against the local merchant. the local merchant who hires local people. the local merchant who pays property taxes. >> nine states have enacted online sales taxes. enforcement thus far has been lax. the marketplace fairness act would require the states to provide online retailers with new softw
. and of after that some of yesterday's senate debate on a bill that would allow states to collect sales taxes from online retailers. >>> several live events to tell you about today. the senate judiciary committee hears from homeland security secretary janet napolitano about immigration policy. that's on c-span at 9:30 a.m. eastern. on c-span3 at 10 eastern, the head of the consumer financial protection bureau, richard cordray, presents the bureau's semiannual report to the senate banking committee. also on c-span3 a senate judiciary subcommittee looks into constitutional and statutory authority for drone strikes and targeted killings. that's at 4 p.m. eastern. >>> one of the problems when the judges are appointing the public defenders is then the public defender's job is reliant on their approval. and judges are judged, um, on their efficiency often; how fast do they process cases, how quickly do they get through the docket? so they're going to want a public defender that goes along and gets along, that does their bidding. and that's a real challenge. and in new orleans for a long time, the s
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